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Be the Change in Your Community – Run for a Seat on Your Neighborhood Council

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 20, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — The first candidate filing period began December 16, 2018. Neighborhood Council elections will be held from late March to mid-June. LA’s 99 Neighborhood Councils form the grassroots level of the Los Angeles City government. The Neighborhood Councils EmpowerLA system was established in 1999 to connect their communities to City Hall. The Neighborhood Councils advocate on issues like homelessness, land use, housing, emergency preparedness, sustainability, aging, youth programs, transportation, and parks. While Neighborhood Council board members are volunteers, they are public officials elected by the members of their community. Most board members serve two-year terms; a few Neighborhood Councils have four-year terms. For more information, visit Candidate Filing Opened: Sunday December 16 – Tuesday January 15 Election Day: Sunday March 31 Councils: Central Hollywood, East Hollywood, Greater Wilshire, Hollywood Hills West, Hollywood Studio District, Hollywood United, and P.I.C.O. Candidate Filing: Thursday December 20 – Tuesday January 22 Election Day: Thursday April 4 Councils: Historic Cultural, Historic Cultural North, MacArthur Park, Olympic Park, Pico Union, Westlake North, Westlake South, Wilshire Center-Koreatown Candidate Filing: Saturday December 22 – Tuesday January 22 Election Day: Saturday April 6 Councils: Atwater Village, Elysian Valley Riverside, Echo Park, Los Feliz, Rampart Village, and Silver Lake Candidate Filing: Saturday December 29 – Monday January 28 Election Day: Saturday April 13 Councils: Arroyo Seco, Boyle Heights, Eagle Rock, Glassell Park, Greater Cypress Park, Hermon, Historic Highland Park, LA-32, and Lincoln Heights Contact: Suzanne Lewis Phone: 818.679.1153 Email: SOURCE EmpowerLA]]>

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